View synonyms for clearheaded


[ kleer-hed-id ]


  1. having or showing an alert mind.

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Other Words From

  • clearheaded·ly adverb
  • clearheaded·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of clearheaded1

First recorded in 1700–10; clear + head ( def ) + -ed 3( def )

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Example Sentences

Chin and Lin are very clearheaded about the fact that the emergence of the surveillance state is not just a problem in China.

Here are just a few of the ways running kept us clearheaded this year.

Corporal Ralph Gregory had shown coolness and clearheaded courage, equal to the oldest and bravest.

The young man, whose fame was yet unattained, showed himself as clearheaded in the cabinet as in the camp.

Jeff stood a moment nursing, not his anger, but a clearheaded certainty that something must be done.

He was laborious, clearheaded, and profoundly versed in the details of finance.

Mr. Bragg he pronounced to be an excellent master: clearheaded in his commands, and reasonable in his exactions.


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